NOTHING MORE'S "GO TO WAR" #1 ROCK SONG IN USA

Nothing More celebrate massive success at radio today with Go To War taking the top spot at Active Rock and becoming the #1 Rock Song in the USA!

The lead single off the band’s latest album  The Stories We Tell Ourselves (out now on Better Noise Records), “Go To War” has been streamed more than 13 Million times across platforms globally to date with synch highlights including the new UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo  promo and  War for the Planet of the Apes film trailer plus heavyweight Spotify playlists including Rock This, and The Official Game Of Thrones: Songs Of Fire & Ice.

The track has steadily climbed the charts, winning fans over with it’s furious guitar, driving electronics, and the soul-bearing passion of frontman Jonny Hawkins’ vocal delivery. Inspired by intimate arguments and a past personal relationship, Hawkins lyrical themes resonate universally: “Screaming at the ones we love / Like we forgot who we can trust / Screaming at the top of our lungs / On the grounds where we feel safe / Do we feel safe? Do we feel safe?”

Nothing More’s The Stories We Tell Ourselves has met with breakout success in 2017, debuting at #15 on Billboard’s Top-200 Album Chart. Further week-of-release debut highlights included: #2 Billboard Independent Album Debut, #3 Billboard Rock Album Debut, #3 Billboard Alternative Album Debut, and more.

Having just wrapped a 50+ date US tour with a sold-out hometown San Antonio November 10th, Nothing More launch a European Tour this week which is set to captivate audiences across the globe with the band’s one-of-a-kind live show, featuring the handmade instrument The Scorpion Tail. The band heads back to the states in February 2018 to continue their US headlining tour - making stops in New York and Los Angeles.  

Tickets, VIP packages and more info can be found HERE.

Escape the Fate Premiere New Track "Empire" on Sirius XM Octane, Announce New Album I AM HUMAN

Escape the Fate have announced that their sixth full length album, I Am Human, to be released via Better Noise Records on February 16th, 2018. The new track, “Empire” can be heard exclusively on SiriusXM’s Octane, (Channel 37) today and will be available on Spotify, Apple Music and all digital music providers on Friday, November 3rd. 

“Empire” is what guitarist Kevin Thrasher describes as “their own party anthem with a dark undertone”. A thick bombastic riff and handclap rises from airy electronics as Craig croons, “One more time doing one more line, one more shot till we all ignite. Soon, the groove snaps from a haunting pre-chorus into a chantable toast, “Cheers to the top, cheers to the middle, cheers to us all getting a little.”

I Am Human sees Escape the Fate at their most raw, real, and relatable. Produced by GRAMMY® Award-nominated super producer Howard Benson [My Chemical Romance, Adam Lambert], this record sees an evolution of Escape the Fate’s sound that brings the band back to the excitement of their roots. “We’re getting older, and we’re changing—so our music should change with us,” singer Craig Mabbitt says, “At the same time, we rediscovered what made us who we are. I felt like I was 17-years-old again. I haven’t been this excited to release something since I first joined the band and we put out This War Is Ours.” The album will be released on February 16th, 2018 on Better Noise Records.

Escape the Fate are currently on the road with I Prevail on the Rage On The Stage Tourand will be touring throughout Europe and the UK in January and February 2018. Tickets and VIP packages are available here.

 

As Lions Release Debut Album 'Selfish Age'

NEW YORK, NY January 20, 2017—UK rock band AS LIONS have today, January 20, released their debut album SELFISH AGE on Better Noise Records. The highly-anticipated worldwide release serves as the follow up to the band’s 2016 EP Aftermath and includes their latest single “Aftermath,” which is currently #1 on the SiriusXM Octane charts.  Watch the official video for the single HERE.

Produced by the acclaimed Kane Churko (Five Finger Death Punch, Disturbed, In This Moment), and award-winning producer David Bendeth (Of Mice & Men, Paramore, Bring Me The Horizon) Selfish Age blends hard-hitting rock with the melodic, soaring vocals of Austin Dickinson, creating a seamless album ranging in both emotion and sonic expression.

Lyrically the album draws from current matters, speaking to consumerism and the world’s image-obsessed culture, letting go of life’s burdens, and navigating the way out of disaster. “I was thinking about the idea of where we’re at in the world—where I sit and where my generation sits,” says Austin Dickinson. Take, for instance, the electro-tinged title track, “Selfish Age”: “To me it’s a song first and foremost about consumerism and this relentless taking and taking, until you realize you’ve taken so much that you’ve lost sight of what you originally set out for,” Dickinson explains. “There’s a very powerful sense in the world right now that something went wrong. We don’t know quite when or where it went wrong, but we have no idea how to turn back the clock and fix it. And I think a lot of people placate that feeling by just consuming—plugging the hole, so to speak.”

Coinciding with the album’s release, As Lions are set to embark on a spring US tour as direct support to Shinedown, followed by festival appearances at Rock On The Range, Welcome To Rockville, Northern Invasion and Carolina Rebellion —full itinerary enclosed. Tickets for the upcoming tour with Shinedown go on sale today at 10:00 AM local time and can be purchased HERE.

Since coming together in 2015, As Lions—comprised of Austin Dickinson, guitarist and keyboardist Conor O’Keefe, guitarist Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting and drummer Dave Fee— have played sold-out shows in their native England performing with Trivium, and recently wrapped up their US arena tour with Five Finger Death Punch and Shinedown, spanning 27 dates, including 13 sold out shows across the states. Kicking off 2017 with their eagerly awaited release and tour announcement, As Lions are prepared for a massive year ahead. For more information on the band, album and tour, visit aslionsband.com.

K!1624: The Ultimate Download Review

5 Reasons You Need To Buy The New Issue of Kerrang!

1. DOWNLOAD 2016 – THE ULTIMATE REVIEW
Did you go to Download? You need this as a souvenir! Didn’t go to Download? This is the next best thing! Yes, we’re giving you a whopping 13 pages of amazing live reviews, photos and interviews from Donington! Relive all the action, from RammsteinBlack Sabbath and Iron Maiden‘s stunning headline sets, to the likes of All Time LowDeftonesAgainst The CurrentBABYMETALNapalm DeathJane’s AddictionNightwish and many, many more ripping it up! On top of all of that, we catch up with Triple H on site to talk about Lemmy, we host a Euro 2016-themed penalty shoot out between Neck DeepAs LionsVukoviKillswitch Engage and Kadavar, and you can also find out who wins the Kerrang! Signing Tent Awards! All of that, and we’re giving you a chance to win Download 2017 tickets!

2. THE KERRANG! AWARDS 2016 BANGOVER STARTS HERE!
Our 35th Birthday Awards spectacular went down a drunken storm! Now we’ve recovered (well, kinda) let’s try to piece together the story of the night and look at who won what! This is your chance to relive all the action from the biggest night on the rock calendar, featuring blink-182DeftonesA Day To RememberAsking AlexandriaBABYMETALEnter ShikariNo DevotionAgainst The CurrentDon BrocoYou Me At SixCane Hill and many more!

3. WE RUN THROUGH THE ESSENTIAL ALBUMS OF K!’S LIFETIME!
With last week’s K! celebrating our 35th anniversary, we trawled through tens of thousands of releases that have graced our pages to compile this: the list of the 35 Essential Albums Of Our Lifetime, featuring everyone from My Chemical Romance and Green Day to NirvanaPearl Jam and Metallica! Plus the kind folks at HMV are giving you a chance to win them all!

4. MEET THE MEN THAT MADE YOUR FAVOURITE ROCKSTARS!
Ahead of Father’s Day, the stars to tell us all about their dads and the influence they had on them! See amazing pictures and read heartfelt stories by Vic & Mike FuentesChrissy CostanzaJason Aalon ButlerMikey Chapman and Luke Bentham!

5. TWIN ATLANTIC STRIKE BACK!
It’s been all quiet on the Twin Atlantic front… until now! They’re back with a brand new album, GLA, and we caught up with them after they played a raucous set in their native Glasgow to find out all about it. Turns out Sam McTrusty is just a little bit excited about it!

PLUS!
This week’s we’re also bringing you reviews of some of the most anticipated releases of the year, including letlive. and Gojira‘s stunning new records, plus the return of Joey Jordison with Sinsaenum. We also catch up with Black Sabbath‘s Tony Iommi to tell us all about what it’s like to be a guitar legend and his time spent mentoring on Sky Arts’ Guitar Star show, Melvins‘ Buzz Osbourne recalls firing Kurt Cobain while making their classic album, Houdini, and you can meet With Confidence – the Aussie quartet putting the pop into pop-punk. On top of all of that we also have New Years Days‘ Ash Costello coming face-to-face with the Ultimate Rockstar Test!

THERE ARE EIGHT AMAZING POSTERS, TOO… featuring Fall Out BoyCreeperPierce The VeilPVRISPanic! At The DiscoAgainst The Current, Swmrs and blink-182!

All of this is stuffed into the new issue of Kerrang! ­– on sale June 15!

Source: Kerrang.com

As Lions feat. Bruce Dickenson's Son Austin: "White Flags" Lyric Video

The official lyric video for “White Flags”, a brand new song from the London five-piece AS LIONS, can be seen below. The track is expected to appear on the band’s debut EP, due later in the year via Better Noise Records, part of Eleven Seven Music Group. The CD was helmed by David Bendeth, the multi-platinum, award-winning producer who has previously worked with PARAMOREPAPA ROACHIN FLAMESA DAY TO REMEMBERBRING ME THE HORIZONOF MICE & MEN and more, and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (MEGADETHLAMB OF GOD).

Comprised of vocalist Austin Dickinson (son of IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson), guitarists Conor O’Keefe and Will Homer, bassist Stefan Whiting, and drummer Dave FeeAS LIONS formed in late 2014. Called the “hot new band of 2015” by Metal Hammer, the band has been keeping busy by touring regionally and building a national following through the U.K.

Cultivating inspiration from bands that encompass a wide range of rock and metal (MUSE30 SECONDS TO MARSBRING ME THE HORIZON), fans can expect an all-encompassing record that will fuel headbanging and encourage crowd sing-a-longs. This was witnessed in full when AS LIONSperformed at the legendary Wembley SSE Arena alongside FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH on November 28, 2015 to celebrate their new label home and upcoming debut album.

Better Noise Records is Eleven Seven Music Group‘s new avenue for exciting rock artists such as ESCAPE THE FATE and APOCALYPTICA, and is included in the group’s distribution deal with RED/Sony in the U.S., ADA in the EU, Sony in Australia, Southeast Asia and South America, as well as Universal in Canada and Japan.

Label owner and founder Allen Kovac adds: “I’ve been looking for a project to work on with Craig and the team over at Raw Power Management as I admire the work they accomplished with OF MICE & MEN and BRING ME THE HORIZONAustin Dickinson and AS LIONS have given us this opportunity, blowing us away with his unique voice and dynamic live performance.”

AS LIONS was formed after the breakup of Austin‘s previous band, RISE TO REMAIN, which released one album, “City Of Vultures”, in 2011.

From Ashes To New Behind-The-Scenes On “We’re All In This Together” Tour [Video]

HELLYEAH is on the We’re All in This Together Tour 2016 (see dates below). They will be joined by Escape the Fate, New Years Day and From Ashes to New on the 18-date trek across the U.S. For the tour, the bands are giving Revolver a behind-the-scenes look at life on the road, live clips and band member interviews. Check out part 3 below which focuses on From Ashes to New.

The Lancaster, Pennsylvania-based group released its latest, ‘Day One,’ earlier this year.

For more on From Ashes to New, follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Rap-rock group From Ashes to New to return home to Lancaster

Despite everyone encouraging him otherwise, Matt Brandyberry couldn’t keep himself away from hip-hop.

As a child, he was allowed to listen only to Christian music. Then, at age 12, he made a discovery — rap group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony.

“That was the first secular style of music I got into,” says Brandyberry, whose rap-rock band — From Ashes to New — will perform with New Years Day, Escape the Fate and Hellyeah at the Chameleon Club on May 4.

By age 15, Brandyberry was recording his own raps on a computer. He struggled to find a supportive audience for those early rhymes.

“Everyone told me to quit,” Brandyberry, an Elizabethtown Area High School alum, says.

Still drawn to music, Brandyberry picked up a guitar. He started playing in local bands, including metal/post-hard-core group Twelve After. When that group split, Brandyberry went to work on music in hopes of convincing his former bandmates to get back together.

What he came up with was “Live Again,” a song of regret, missed opportunities and, eventually, second chances.

He knew Chris Musser, a Penn Manor graduate, from playing shows together in the local music scene. Musser was a vocalist. Brandyberry decided to reach out to him to see if he’d be interested in collaborating on “Live Again.” Brandyberry hoped to rap while Musser would sing, with the music maintaining rock ’n’ roll roots.

“I was never huge into rap rock,” Musser says. “It took me some convincing to get into it.”

Musser was just one of several new members Brandyberry got to form the new band.

Around the same time, Brandyberry was eager to leave his job as a cable company service technician.

“I couldn’t picture myself at 60 years old climbing telephone poles and messing around with cable,” Brandyberry says.

He was determined to give music another try.

“Once I set my sights on something, I can’t stop until I have it,” Brandyberry says.

Musser agreed to work on the song, and the band posted “Live Again” on Facebook. Brandyberry skillfully utilized social media to engage their audience, asking for a certain amount of likes before posting another song.

The band doesn’t need to ask for likes anymore — it has 98,000 of them on its Facebook page.

From Ashes to New has toured with acts such as Papa Roach and All Time Low and sold 10,000 copies of its debut album in its first week.

“Just to have that quick amount of success, for me, I don’t think it’s sunk in yet,” Brandyberry says. “I don’t know if it ever will.”

The group recorded its studio debut “Day One” at Lancaster’s Atrium Audio with Grant McFarland. McFarland and his Atrium partner, Carson Slovak, also have recorded acts such as August Burns Red and Texas in July.

“We think of him as the sixth member,” Musser says of McFarland. “He always comes up with good little tidbits for the songs. It’s always been a good experience. We’ll be back with him again.”

Brandyberry says the band is excited for the Lancaster concert: “We’re all pretty stoked to get back and play the Chameleon Club,” Brandyberry says.

Source: LancasterOnline.com